Cassandra Day - The Middletown Press The 41st Annual Litchfield Hills Road Race Sunday June 11, 2017, was a tough one for runners, who braved 90-degree temperatures on a challenging, hilly 7.1-mile course. Gallow's Hill, at mile six, is a intensely steep hill, "almost like a cruel joke," according to organizers. With the heat and humidity, the majority of runners had to walk it. It's been rated #8 by Runner’s World Magazine in its list of the greatest, most daunting hills in U.S. races. "It's the hill that made Olympian Bill Rodgers shift to ninth gear," according to the website. Some of the spectators hand out beer to adult runners - all while cheering them on. For results, see www.lhrr.com.